Hello colleagues! My name is Michelle and I am a full-time high school Mindfulness and French instructor in Indianapolis, IN. I also teach Education courses at a local university in the evenings.
Having established a personal mindfulness practice several years ago, my professional journey into mindfulness began when I incorporated a mindful moment into all of my high school classes. The difference in my life and the feedback I received from my students was immediate! Last spring, I wrote a class proposal to offer a one-semester (for credit) mindfulness course to our students. The proposal was accepted and my administrative team requested that we have a minimum of 5 students to run the class. After all of the students had registered for their fall courses, I learned that 50 students had signed up for the course!
I am extremely fortunate to work in a school where the administrators, counselors, and fellow-teachers are supportive of this new course and my hope is that next year, we will be able to reach even more students.
I am eager to share ideas and learn from all of you!